5 most intriguing NY Jets position battles to watch this summer

Jets fans should keep an eye on these five exciting position battles
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4. NY Jets sixth wide receiver

Not every position battle this summer will be for a starting job. In fact, one of the most fascinating roster competitions to watch over the next month or so will be the battle for the Jets' sixth wide receiver spot.

Now, it's not a guarantee that the Jets opt to carry six wide receivers on their 53-man roster. The likes of Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman, Corey Davis, and Randall Cobb are all essentially locked into roster spots.

If the Jets do decide to carry a sixth wide receiver, things should get very interesting. Former second-round pick Denzel Mims seemed to have the edge over his younger teammates, but that doesn't appear to be the case anymore.

The Jets are reportedly expected to waive Mims at the time of writing unless they can reach a trade agreement. It seems likely that Mims has played his final game with the Jets.

That opens up a spot for young receivers such as Jason Brownlee, Irvin Charles, and Xavier Gipson, who all earned praise from Aaron Rodgers this spring. Undrafted rookie Jerome Kapp turned plenty of heads at OTAs as well.

Of the group, Brownlee is probably the most interesting. The former Southern Mississippi standout was handed the fourth-most guaranteed money of any undrafted player this year, indicating the Jets might have big plans for him.

The Jets are reportedly also high on Charles, a 2022 undrafted rookie who spent last season on the practice squad. Don't overlook Kapp, either. The Kutztown product was signed out of rookie minicamp and made quite an impression this spring.

The Jets will hope to see at least one of those young receivers step up and earn a roster spot this summer.